Explained: What is the Bodoland dispute, and who are the NDFB?

News:The central government extended the ban on the Assam-based insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland(NDFB) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,1967 by five more years. Facts: About Bodoland Dispute: Bodos are the single largest tribal community in Assam making up over 5-6% of the state’s population.They have controlled large parts of Assam in the… Continue reading Explained: What is the Bodoland dispute, and who are the NDFB?

Meghalaya minor tribes fear exclusion from Sixth Schedule

News:The Meghalaya government recommendation to exclude unrepresented tribes from the provisions of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution has left minor tribes in a state of worry. Facts: About Meghalaya: Meghalaya is divided into autonomous councils in the names of the three major matrilineal communities — Garo, Khasi and Jaintia. The minority tribes include the… Continue reading Meghalaya minor tribes fear exclusion from Sixth Schedule